The Trouble with Tilly Trumble by Lynn Manuel

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A sweet, read-aloud story of friendship for dog lovers everywhere.

In the grand tradition of Peggy Rathman's Officer Buckle and Gloria and Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn Dixie comes this tale of the relationship between a lonely person and a homeless pet that offers laughs and sincere emotion without being overly sweet. Tilly Trumble collects chairs, but she's stilllooking for the perfect four-legged, scruffy old thing to fill the space by the fire. When a scruffy dog arrives and doesn't want to leave, Tilly finds the perfect companion for her chair collecting, sausage eating, and star gazing. Dog owners especially will find warm satisfaction in this story of a pooch who teaches his human friend a lesson in love, loyalty, and furniture arranging.

About Lynn Manuel

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Lynn Manuel began her writing career when she moved to British Columbia in the late 1970s. Trained as a historian and teacher, she loves to share her enthusiasm and knowledge with young people through her mysteries and other stories. She is the author of many previous books for children: Mystery at Cranberry Farm, Mystery of the Ghostly Riders, The Ghost Ships That Didn't Belong, Return to Cranberry Farm, The Princess Who Laughed in Colours and several picture books for young children. Diane Greenseid lives in Venice, California.
Published April 1, 2006 by Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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After years of scouring flea markets and yard sales, Tilly Trumble has filled her house and yard with stained, broken-down chairs—all but a special spot in front of the fire that she’s saving for a “four-legged scruffy old thing that was really something else.” And when that “something else” arri...

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The author also exhibits admirable restraint and a nice sense of humor in chronicling how Tilly's affection for the dog grows: After the dog fetches the morning paper for the first time, Tilly warns him, ""Do not try to butter me up!"" and then fries up ""too many sausages."" Greenseid's fondness...

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